Dani Alves close to new Barcelona deal as Manchester City track Brazil defender

14 February 2011 11:57
Manchester City target Dani Alves is hoping to agree a new contract with Barcelona sooner rather than later. [LNB]Alves' future has been the subject of speculation for most of the campaign as his current deal runs out at the end of next season. [LNB] [LNB] Wanted: Defender Alves has been on Manchester City's radar for some time[LNB]Chelsea have also been linked with the 27-year-old Brazil international but Alves said: 'The leadership of the club are trying to find an optimal solution that would satisfy both parties. I hope that the problem will be solved as soon as possible.' [LNB]Barcelona are reported to be keeping a close eye on Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel as a potential replacement.[LNB] Greece is the word for Hart as keeper eyes Europa win to ease derby blues'Uncontrollable' racism in Spanish football will never go away, says AlvesMan United 2 Man City 1: Mancini - We will match United despite RooneyWatch all the Premier League goals every week on our brilliant video playerAll the latest Manchester City news, features and opinion [LNB]  Explore more:Places: Barcelona, Brazil

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